Legislating Corporate Social Responsibility in Kenya's Extractive Industry: A Case Study of the Mui Coal Mining Project

Africa Nazarene University Law Journal, Vol. 3(1) 2015, 65-82

21 Pages Posted: 4 Jul 2015

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Lois M. Musikali

Africa Nazarene University

Elizabeth Musikali

Catholic University of Eastern Africa; University of Leeds

Date Written: March 5, 2015

Abstract

Corporate governance scholarship, so far, has focused on a rather narrow, finance-dominated, agency theory perspective. This has been the case even in defining corporate social responsibility (CSR). Corporate social responsibility has only been justified where it is considered to be financially beneficial to the company. It is on that basis that this article addresses the question of whether such a paradigm is justifiable when applied to developing countries such as Kenya. The article is a case study of CSR in Kenya’s mining industry that is dominated by multinationals. In particular, it focuses on the treatment of stakeholders in the Mui Coal Mining Project in Kitui County, Kenya.

Keywords: Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Mining

JEL Classification: K22

Suggested Citation

Musikali, Lois M. and Musikali, Elizabeth, Legislating Corporate Social Responsibility in Kenya's Extractive Industry: A Case Study of the Mui Coal Mining Project (March 5, 2015). Africa Nazarene University Law Journal, Vol. 3(1) 2015, 65-82. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2622102

Lois M. Musikali (Contact Author)

Africa Nazarene University ( email )

Nairobi
Kenya
+254723754330 (Phone)

Elizabeth Musikali

Catholic University of Eastern Africa ( email )

P.O. Box 62157
Nairobi
Kenya

University of Leeds ( email )

Leeds, LS2 9JT
United Kingdom

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